latimes.com OP-ED Real and sustained change on the racial equality front has to be a family effort, an effort of the entire dysfunctional American family. By Erin Aubry Kaplan – July 20, 2013 The timing of the two stories couldn’t be better: the not-guilty verdict in...Read More
Moynihan Revisited: Assessing Changes in the African American Families over the Past Five Decades In 1965, the U.S. Department of Labor released a report entitled, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” authored by Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The controversial...Read More
By Kenneth Braswell Executive Director | Fathers Incorporated One can’t dismiss the societal challenges for Black families since the civil rights movement. To most today, 1965 seems like 200 years ago. Many pioneers of that time would be challenged to say that they would live...Read More
In 1965 Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a report entitled: The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. The report later became known at the Moynihan Report. By most accounts, it is probably the most poignant collection of statistical analysis, combined with social commentary in the last 45 years; not because of what it reveal; but because of how close it has come to the truth.
There has been much speculation about the numbers of black men who attend college versus those who are imprisoned. Many commentators, practitioners, social workers and other continue to quote outdated statistics about black men and incarceration. Today, there are more black men in college than in America’s prisons.
Nearly five decades later, “The Moynihan Report Revisited,” the Urban Institute and Fathers Incorporated, gauges how the circumstances of black families have changed and how they compare with other racial and ethnic groups; documents how blacks still suffer from intersecting disadvantages that Moynihan referred to as a “tangle of pathologies”; and suggests ways to improve the circumstances of black families and reduce racial disparities.